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Chelsea bidder Todd Boehly is hiring former government adviser Danny Finkelstein for a consortium planning to buy the club

CHELSEA bidder Todd Boehly has added former government adviser Danny Finkelstein to his consortium.

The American is one of a number of prospective buyers looking to take over troubled club West London.

Todd Boehly wants to buy the blues

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Todd Boehly wants to buy the bluesPhoto credit: AFP
Danny Finkelstein could become a non-executive director at Chelsea

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Danny Finkelstein could become a non-executive director at ChelseaCredit: Jack Hill/The Times

As tomorrow’s bid deadline approaches, Boehly has brought Finkelstein on board.

The 59-year-old is a former prominent public relations executive and has advised previous Conservative governments.

Prime Ministers he has worked with include John Major, DavidCameron and Teresa May.

Should Boehly’s offer be successful, Bloomberg claim that Chelsea Fan Finkelstein would be appointed Non-Executive Director at Stamford Bridge.

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Finkelstein confirmed his commitment on Twitter and wrote: “I am delighted to be part of Todd Boehly’s consortium looking to buy Chelsea FC.

“I think that’s like the goal Super Frank scored in added time against Stoke City to win the game and all three points when we were close to losing with just three minutes of regular time left.

“These are smart guys who not only have the money to invest, they know how to use it.

“They understand data and they understand fans. Thats really me
enthusiastic about the plans for fan participation, which I strongly believe in. I want Chelsea to be pioneers.

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Barbara Charone is also involved in Boehly's application

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Barbara Charone is also involved in Boehly’s applicationCredit: Unknown, clear with picture desk

“I’m passionate about Chelsea to the point of eccentricity. I want owners who invest but are also insightful and use modern methods to keep our club at the top of the world. I think Todd Boehly would be just such an owner.

“This is an offer from avid sports fans, truly successful supporters of champions.

“Just look at the LA Dodgers, what they invested and what they gained.

“IT’S RIGHT CHELS”

“Jonathan Goldstein is also a brilliant man and really knows his football. We would be lucky to have him. And as for Spurs? At Chelsea we sing songs to talented people who see the light and come to the bridge.”

“This commandment knows who we are. It’s right Chels.”

He currently works as a journalist for The Times.

Another Blues supporter who would become a non-executive director is Barbara Charone.

The prospective board member is also a PR expert, having founded the music company MBC PR in 2000, whose clients include Madonna and Rod Stewart.

Boehly is already involved in sports as the owner of the MLB team LA Dodgers.

He has reportedly made an offer for the Blues alongside Swiss billionaire Hansjorg Wyss.

The duo have a number of competitors who are also looking to make a purchase.

Public limited company based in London Æthel partner started the race today.

While the Saudi media group led by Mohamed Alkhereihi reportedly have made a £2.7bn offer.

Chelsea season ticket holders Nick Candy He is also believed to be putting together a consortium to try and buy his boyhood club.

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Nicky Candy, centre, is among candidates interested in buying Chelsea

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Nicky Candy, centre, is among candidates interested in buying ChelseaPhoto credit: Rex

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